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Camion blanc books volume 2

Post by Pierre » Sun Mar 26, 2017 8:59 pm

OK, you know, I hate myself because I'm just too good at searching lists around, or to be more fair with myself, French journalists and music amateurs just produce shitloads of lists and it doesn't help that hard rock/heavy metal critics are also lists aficionados, so guess what happens when the two collide. It happens that for the Camion blanc editor I had forgotten these books from author Thierry Aznar: a three-volume series titled "Hard rock & heavy metal: 40 years of purgatory" which self-proclaimed purpose is to dig out the obscure and secondary classics of the genre. The first book covered the 1970-1989 period, the second the 1990-2009 period, and the third goes up to 2014, but since the author was at it, he just decided to go back and add further albums since 1968. Therefore, this last book goes from 1968 to 2014! To explain this, it must be known that the first two tomes were released together in 2014, while the third was produced later, in 2015 (yeah, that's much later, I know). Whatever, here's the idea from the author: dig out albums outside the hard rock and heavy metal canon, in the author's own words, divided in three categories. Those are: great albums from bands despised by critics; great albums from unknown bands; and forgotten great albums from famous bands. The list is further divided in five levels:

- interesting album (5)
- good album (4)
- very good album (3)
- excellent album (2)
- masterpiece (1)

The numbers in bracket are the equivalents I'll use while typing down the list, for the sake of simplicity and making my life easier. Rules are as follow: one album per act unless exceptional longevity (but I feel like it's actually not much enforced), and no live albums. So, without further ado, here's the stuff. You know the drill.

Tome 1 (1970-1989):

Cactus | Cactus | 1970 | 3
Chelsea | Chelsea | 1970 | 5
Johnny Winter | Johnny Winter And | 1970 | 4
Josefus | Dead Man | 1970 | 4
Lucifer's Friend | Lucifer's Friend | 1970 | 3
MC5 | Back in the USA | 1970 | 4
Trapeze | Medusa | 1970 | 3
Atomic Rooster | Death Walks Behind You | 1971 | 4
Betty | Handful | 1971 | 4
Humble Pie | Rock On | 1971 | 4
Leaf Hound | Growers of Mushroom | 1971 | 3
Mountain | Nantucket Sleighride | 1971 | 3
Tear Gas | Tear Gas | 1971 | 4
Uriah Heep | Look at Yourself | 1971 | 2
Captain Beyond | Captain Beyond | 1972 | 4
Dust | Hard Attack | 1972 | 3
The Edgar Winter Group | They Only Come Out at Night | 3
Gentle Giant | Octopus | 1972 | 4
Jerusalem | Jerusalem | 1972 | 3
T. Rex | The Slider | 1972 | 2
Wishbone Ash | Argus | 1972 | 3
Alice Cooper | Billion Dollar Babies | 1973 | 1
Argent | In Deep | 1973 | 3
Birth Control | Rebirth | 1973 | 3
Copperhead | Copperhead | 1973 | 3
Free | Heartbreaker | 1973 | 2
Granicus | Granicus | 1973 | 4
Les Variations | Take It or Leave It | 1973 | 3
Montrose | Montrose | 1973 | 3
Pink Fairies | Kings of Oblivion | 1973 | 3
Queen | Queen | 1973 | 2
Silverhead | 16 and Savaged | 1973 | 4
Suzi Quatro | Suzi Quatro | 1973 | 3
Bachman-Turner Overdrive | Not Fragile | 1974 | 3
Deep Purple | Stormbringer | 1974 | 3
Mott the Hoople | The Hoople | 1974 | 3
Robin Trower | Bridge of Sighs | 1974 | 3
Status Quo | Quo | 1974 | 1
Sweet | Sweet Fanny Adams | 1974 | 2
Angel | Angel | 1975 | 4
Budgie | Bandolier | 1975 | 3
Foghat | Fool for the City | 1975 | 2
Ted Nugent | Ted Nugent | 1975 | 1
Bad Company | Run with the Pack | 1976 | 3
Black Sabbath | Technical Ecstasy | 1976 | 3
Grand Funk Railroad | Born to Die | 1976 | 2
Heart | Dreamboat Annie | 1976 | 4
Hello | Keeps Us Off the Streets | 1976 | 3
Judas Priest | Sad Wings of Destiny | 1976 | 2
Nazareth | Close Enough for Rock'n'Roll | 1976 | 2
Point Blank | Point Blank | 1976 | 3
Rainbow | Rising | 1976 | 2
Scorpions | Virgin Killer | 1976 | 1
Starz | Starz | 1976 | 3
The Runaways | The Runaways | 1976 | 4
ZZ Top | Tejas | 1976 | 3
Aerosmith | Draw the Line | 1977 | 2
Cheap Trick | Cheap Trick | 1977 | 3
Derringer | Sweet Evil | 1977 | 3
Detective | Detective | 1977 | 4
Foreigner | Foreigner | 1977 | 3
Iggy Pop | Lust for Life | 1977 | 2
KISS | Love Gun | 1977 | 1
Lynyrd Skynyrd | Street Survivors | 1977 | 1
Meat Loaf | Bat Out of Hell | 1977 | 4
Sammy Hagar | Sammy Hagar | 1977 | 3
Slade | Whatever Happened to Slade | 1977 | 3
Triumph | Rock & Roll Machine | 1977 | 4
UFO | Lights Out | 1977 | 3
AC/DC | Powerage | 1978 | 1
Boston | Don't Look Back | 1978 | 2
Molly Hatchet | Molly Hatchet | 1978 | 4
Pat Travers | Heat in the Street | 1978 | 4
Rose Tattoo | Rose Tattoo | 1978 | 1
The Dictators | Bloodbrothers | 1978 | 2
Blackfoot | Strikes | 1979 | 3
Gillan | Mr Universe | 1979 | 3
Led Zeppelin | In Through the Out Door | 1979 | 1
Motörhead | On Parole | 1979 | 4
Rory Gallagher | Top Priority | 1979 | 2
The Angels | No Exit | 1979 | 2
Thin Lizzy | Black Rose - A Rock Legend | 1979 | 1
Trust | Trust/L'Élite | 1979 | 2
Electric Sun | Fire Wind | 1980 | 3
Gamma | Gamma 2 | 1980 | 4
Joan Jett | Joan Jett/Bad Reputation | 1980 | 3
Saxon | Strong Arm of the Law | 1980 | 2
Shakin' Street | Shakin' Street | 1980 | 3
The Joe Perry Project | Let the Music Do the Talking | 1980 | 3
.38 Special | Wild-Eyed Southern Boys | 1981 | 4
Journey | Escape | 1981 | 5
Pat Benatar | Precious Time | 1981 | 2
Riot | Fire Down Under | 1981 | 3
Tygers of Pan Tang | Spellbound | 1981 | 2
Warning | Warning I | 1981 | 1
Brad Whitford & Derek St. Holmes | Whitford/St. Holmes | 1981 | 4
Balance | In for the Count | 1982 | 4
Baron Rojo | Volumen brutal | 1982 | 3
Bow Wow | Warning from Stardust | 1982 | 3
The Michael Schenker Group | Assault Attack | 1982 | 1
Rush | Signals | 1982 | 3
Vandenberg | Vandenberg | 1982 | 4
Witchfinder General | Death Penalty | 1982 | 5
Blackfoot | Siogo | 1983 | 3
Kix | Cool Kids | 1983 | 2
Krokus | Headhunter | 1983 | 2
Loudness | The Law of Devil's Land - Makai tenshō | 1983 | 1
Mama's Boys | Turn It Up | 1983 | 2
Marillion | Script for a Jester's Tear | 1983 | 1
Quiet Riot | Metal Health | 1983 | 2
Rainbow | Bent Out of Shape | 1983 | 2
Raven | All for One | 1983 | 4
Y&T | Mean Streak | 1983 | 3
Bon Jovi | Bon Jovi | 1984 | 2
Europe | Wings of Tomorrow | 1984 | 2
Fastway | All Fired Up | 1984 | 2
Fisc | Tracker | 1984 | 4
Hanoi Rocks | Two Steps from the Move | 1984 | 2
Helix | Walkin' the Razor Edge | 1984 | 3
Killer | Shock Waves | 1984 | 3
Vulcain | Rock'n'Roll Secours | 1984 | 2
Whitesnake | Slide It In | 1984 | 1
220 Volt | Mind Over Muscle | 1985 | 3
Accept | Metal Heart | 1985 | 2
ADX | Execution | 1985 | 4
Aerosmith | Done with Mirrors | 1985 | 2
Dio | Sacred Heart | 1985 | 3
Exodus | Bonded by Blood | 1985 | 5
Ratt | Invasion of Your Privacy | 1985 | 3
David Lee Roth | Eat 'Em and Smile | 1986 | 1
Flotsam and Jetsam | Doomsday for the Deceiver | 1986 | 2
Judas Priest | Turbo | 1986 | 1
Metal Church | The Dark | 1986 | 3
Nuclear Assault | Game Over | 1986 | 3
Rogue Male | Animal Man | 1986 | 3
Vinnie Vincent Invasion | Vinnie Vincent Invasion | 1986 | 4
Yngwie Malmsteem | Trilogy | 1986 | 3
Armored Saint | Raising Fear | 1987 | 2
Def Leppard | Hysteria | 1987 | 1
Dokken | Back for the Attack | 1987 | 3
E-Z-O | E-Z-O | 1987 | 4
Malice | License to Kill | 1987 | 4
U.D.O. | Animal House | 1987 | 3
White Lion | Pride | 1987 | 3
AC/DC | Blow Up Your Video | 1988 | 2
Black 'n' Blue | In Heat | 1988 | 2
Crimson Glory | Transcendence | 1988 | 1
Dare | Out of the Silence | 1988 | 2
Drakkar | X Rated | 1988 | 3
Fate | Cruisin' for a Bruisin' | 1988 | 3
Impellitteri | Stand in Line | 1988 | 3
Manowar | Kings of Metal | 1988 | 1
S.A.D.O. | Dirty Fantasy | 1988 | 3
Survivor | Too Hot to Sleep | 1988 | 2
Van Halen | OU 812 | 1988 | 1
Ace Frehley | Trouble Walkin' | 1989 | 3
Alice Cooper | Trash | 1989 | 4
Black Sabbath | Headless Cross | 1989 | 2
Bonfire | Point Blank | 1989 | 3
Electric Boys | Funk-O-Metal Carpet Ride | 1989 | 2
Great White | ...Twice Shy | 1989 | 1
Havana Black | Indian Warrior | 1988 | 3
Killers | Résistances | 1989 | 3
Queen | The Miracle | 1989 | 1
Squealer | Squealer's Mark | 1989 | 3
Steve Stevens | Atomic Playboys | 1989 | 2
Thunderhead | Behind the Eight-Ball | 1989 | 3

Tome 2 (1990-2009):

Annihilator | Never Neverland | 1990 | 2
Cinderella | Heartbreak Station | 1990 | 1
Danzig | Danzig II: Lucifuge | 1990 | 1
Deep Purple | Slaves and Masters | 1990 | 3
Extreme | Extreme II: Pornograffitti | 1990 | 1
Gamma Ray | Heading for Tomorrow | 1990 | 1
House of Lords | Sahara | 1990 | 2
Iggy Pop | Brick by Brick | 1990 | 2
London | Playa del Rock | 1990 | 2
Poison Idea | Feel the Darkness | 1990 | 2
Pretty Maids | Jump the Gun | 1990 | 3
Scorpions | Crazy World | 1990 | 3
Slaughter | Stick It to Ya | 1990 | 3
Warrant | Cherry Pie | 1990 | 1
ZZ Top | Recycler | 1990 | 3
Little Angels | Young Gods | 1991 | 3
Pink Cream 69 | One Size Fits All | 1991 | 3
Skid Row | Slave to the Grind | 1991 | 1
Spin Doctors | Pocket Full of Kryptonite | 1991 | 2
The Cult | Ceremony | 1991 | 2
The Four Horsemen | Nobody Said It Was Easy | 1991 | 2
The Screaming Jets | All for One | 1991 | 2
Alice in Chains | Dirt | 1992 | 1
Faster Pussycat | Whipped! | 1992 | 3
King's X | King's X | 1992 | 1
KISS | Revenge | 1992 | 3
Little Caesar | Influence | 1992 | 3
Love/Hate | Wasted in America | 1992 | 1
Social Distortion | Somewhere Between Heaven and Hell | 1992 | 2
Suicidal Tendencies | The Art of Rebellion | 1992 | 2
Ramones | Mondo Bizarro | 1992 | 2
T-Ride | T-Ride | 1992 | 1
Anthrax | Sound of White Noise | 1993 | 1
Count Raven | High on Infinity | 1993 | 2
Fight | War of Words | 1993 | 3
Infections Grooves | Sarsippius' Ark | 1993 | 2
Mutha's Day Out | My Soul Is Wet | 1993 | 2
Rush | Counterparts | 1993 | 3
Sacred Reich | Independent | 1993 | 2
The Reverend Horton Heat | The Full Custom Gospel Sounds of the Reverend Horton Heat | 1993 | 2
The Wildhearts | Earth vs the Wildhearts | 1993 | 2
Bad Religion | Stranger Than Fiction | 1994 | 3
Corrosion of Conformity | Deliverance | 1994 | 2
Gun | Swagger | 1994 | 3
Jesus Christ | Jesus Christ | 1994 | 3
Mary Beats Jane | Mary Beats Jane | 1994 | 2
Prong | Cleansing | 1994 | 2
Tesla | Bust a Nut | 1994 | 2
Testament | Low | 1994 | 3
Bad Moon Rising | Opium for the Masses | 1995 | 3
Blind Melon | Soup | 1995 | 1
D:A:D | Helpyourselfish | 1995 | 1
Devilhead | Your Ice Cream's Dirty | 1995 | 2
Frontline | Two Faced/Acoustics | 1995 | 3
GZR | Plastic Planet | 1995 | 3
Kyuss | ...And the Circus Leaves Town | 1995 | 1
Monster Magnet | Dopes to Infinity | 1995 | 2
Savatage | Dead Winter Dead | 1995 | 2
Sugar Ray | Lemonades and Brownies | 1995 | 3
The Supersuckers | The Sacrilicious Sounds of the Supersuckers | 1995 | 3
Angra | Holy Land | 1996 | 2
Blind Guardian | The Forgotten Tales | 1996 | 3
GrimSkunk | Meltdown | 1996 | 1
H-Blockx | Discover My Soul | 1996 | 4
Morgoth | Feel Sorry for the Fanatics | 1996 | 4
Samael | Passage | 1996 | 2
Sentenced | Down | 1996 | 3
Sponge | Wax Ecstatic | 1996 | 1
Entombed | DCLXVI: To Ride, Shoot Straight and Speak the Truth | 1997 | 3
Faith No More | Album of the Year | 1997 | 1
Gluecifer | Ridin' the Tiger | 1997 | 3
Karma to Burn | Karma to Burn | 1997 | 2
Leadfoot | Bring It On | 1997 | 3
The Gathering | Nighttime Birds | 1997 | 2
The Hellacopters | Payin' the Dues | 1997 | 3
Cathedral | Caravan Beyond Redemption | 1998 | 2
Jerry Cantrell | Boggy Depot | 1998 | 4
Terrorvision | Shaving Peaches | 1998 | 2
The Angels | Skin & Bone | 1998 | 2
Turbonegro | Apocalypse Dudes | 1998 | 3
Anathema | Judgement | 1999 | 1
Atomic Bitchwax | Atomic Bitchwax I | 1999 | 2
Demons & Wizards | Demons & Wizards | 1999 | 4
Devin Townsend | Infinity | 1999 | 2
Mike Ness | Cheating at Solitaire | 1999 | 3
Mr Bungle | California | 1999 | 1
The Black Crowes | By Your Side | 1999 | 2
Unida | Coping with the Urban Coyote | 1999 | 3
ARK | ARK | 2000 | 2
Iron Maiden | Brave New World | 2000 | 1
Millencolin | Pennybridge Pioneers | 2000 | 5
Queens of the Stone Age | Rated R | 2000 | 1
Rollins Band | Get Some Go Again | 2000 | 3
Skyclad | Folkémon | 2000 | 4
Spiritual Beggars | Ad Astra | 2000 | 3
The Union Underground | An Education in Rebellion | 2000 | 4
Unified Theory | Unified Theory | 2000 | 3
Firebird | Deluxe | 2001 | 3
Soil | Scars | 2001 | 4
System of a Down | Toxicity | 2001 | 2
The Quireboys | This Is Rock'n'Roll | 2001 | 3
Thulsa Doom | The Seats Are Soft But the Helmet Is Way Too Tight | 2001 | 4
Tool | Lateralus | 2001 | 2
Wellwater Conspiracy | The Scroll and Its Combinations | 2001 | 5
Alabama Thunderpussy | Staring at the Divine | 2002 | 3
Chevelle | Wonder What's Next | 2002 | 4
Honcho | Corporate Rock | 2002 | 3
Orange Goblin | Coup De Grace | 2002 | 3
Rage | Unity | 2002 | 3
Rollerball | Rollerball | 2002 | 3
The Donnas | Spend the Night | 2002 | 4
A Perfect Cirle | Thirteenth Step | 2003 | 2
AFI | Sing the Sorrow | 2003 | 2
Astral Doors | Of the Son and the Father | 2003 | 3
Metallica | St. Anger | 2003 | 2
Riverside | Out of Myself | 2003 | 2
The Darkness | Permission to Land | 2003 | 2
The Lord Weird Slough Feg | Traveller | 2003 | 2
Tomahawk | Mit gas | 2003 | 2
3 | Wake Pig | 2004 | 2
Clutch | Blast Tyrant | 2004 | 2
Death Angel | The Art of Dying | 2004 | 2
Mastodon | Leviathan | 2004 | 2
Red Giant | Devil Child Blues | 2004 | 5
Seven Mary Three | Dis/Location | 2004 | 2
Audioslave | Out of Exile | 2005 | 3
Avenged Sevenfold | City of Exile | 2005 | 1
Coheed and Cambria | Good Apollo, I'm Burning Star IV, Volume One: From Fear Through the Eyes of Madness | 2005 | 2
Dream Theater | Octavarium | 2005 | 2
Gojira | From Mars to Sirius | 2005 | 2
Life of Agony | Broken Valley | 2005 | 2
Waltari | Blood Sample | 2005 | 3
Wolfmother | Wolfmother | 2005 | 1
Black Stone Cherry | Black Stone Cherry | 2006 | 3
Buckcherry | 15 | 2006 | 3
Dog Fashion Disco | Adultery | 2006 | 2
Gov't Mule | High & Mighty | 2006 | 3
Primal Scream | Riot City Blues | 2006 | 2
Sasquatch | Sasquatch II | 2006 | 3
The Mars Volta | Amputechture | 2006 | 2
Totimoshi | Ladron | 2006 | 3
Goon Moon | Licker's Last Leg | 2007 | 3
Hermano | ...Into the Exam Room | 2007 | 1
Kaross | Molossus | 2007 | 3
Kings of Leon | Because of the Times | 2007 | 1
Modest Mouse | We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank | 2007 | 3
Unsane | Visqueen | 2007 | 2
Velvet Revolver | Libertad | 2007 | 4
ZO2 | Ain't It Beautiful | 2007 | 4
Bible of the Devil | Freedom Metal | 2008 | 3
Black Mountain | In the Future | 2008 | 2
Guns N' Roses | Chinese Democracy | 2008 | 2
Johnny Crash | Unfinished Business | 2008 | 3
Ogre | Plague of the Planet | 2008 | 2
The Gutter Twins | Saturnalia | 2008 | 3
The Night Marchers | See You in Magic | 2008 | 2
The Parlor Mob | And You Were a Crow | 2008 | 2
Death | ...For the Whole World to See | 2009 | 3
Diablo Swing Orchestra | Sing Along Songs for the Damned & Delirious | 2009 | 3
Manimal | The Darkest Room | 2009 | 2
Powersolo | Bloodskinbons | 2009 | 4
Soulsavers | Broken | 2009 | 4
The Company Band | The Company Band | 2009 | 3
The Devil's Blood | The Time of No Time Evermore | 2009 | 1
Them Crooked Vultures | Them Crooked Vultures | 2009 | 2
Truckfighters | Mania | 2009 | 2

Tome 3 (1968-2014):

Arcadium | Breathe Awhile | 1969 | 4
Ashkan | In from the Cold | 1969 | 4
Family | Music in a Doll's House | 1968 | 1
Fleetwood Mac | Then Play On | 1969 | 1
Grand Funk Railroad | On Time | 1969 | 2
Groundhogs | Blues Obituary | 1969 | 2
Gun | Gun | 1969 | 2
Jethro Tull | Stand Up | 1969 | 3
Love Sculpture | Forms and Feelings | 1969 | 3
Sam Gopal | Escalator | 1969 | 3
Steamhammer | Mk II | 1969 | 3
Steppenwolf | Monster | 1969 | 3
The Deviants | Three | 1969 | 3
Vanilla Fudge | Renaissance | 1968 | 5
Yesterday's Children | Yesterday's Children | 1969 | 1
Black Cat Bones | Barbed Wire Sandwich | 1970 | 3
Black Merda | Black Merda | 1970 | 3
Blind Ravage | Blind Ravage | 1971 | 4
Dr. Hook & the Medicine Show | Doctor Hook | 1971 | 4
Jeronimo | Cosmic Blues | 1970 | 3
Juicy Lucy | Lie Back and Enjoy It | 1970 | 3
Procol Harum | Broken Barricades | 1971 | 3
REO Speedwagon | R.E.O. Speedwagon | 1971 | 1
Savoy Brown | Raw Sienna | 1970 | 1
Sweet Pain | Sweet Pain | 1970 | 2 [note: Californian band]
Ten Years After | Watt | 1970 | 2
The Guess Who | American Woman | 1970 | 2
Three Man Army | A Third of a Lifetime | 1971 | 2
Beck, Bogert & Appice | Beck, Bogert & Appice | 1973 | 4
Bobby Whitlock | Raw Velvet | 1972 | 3
Chick Churchill | You & Me | 1973 | 3
Jo Jo Gunne | Jo Jo Gunne | 1972 | 4
Mama Lion | Preserve Wildlife | 1972 | 3
Pacific Sound | Forget Your Dream! | 1972 | 5
Paladin | Charge! | 1972 | 3
Stories | Traveling Underground | 1973 | 4
Stray Dog | Stray Dog | 1973 | 3
The J. Geils Band | Bloodshot | 1973 | 2
The New Cactus Band | Son of Cactus | 1973 | 4
West, Bruce & Laing | Why Dontcha | 1972 | 3
Armageddon | Armageddon | 1975 | 3
Baker Gurvitz Army | Elysian Encounter | 1975 | 2
Dog Soldier | Dog Soldier | 1975 | 4
Dr. Feelgood | Down by the Jetty | 1975 | 2
Head East | Flat As a Pancake | 1975 | 4
Neil Merryweather | Kryptonite | 1975 | 2
REO Speedwagon | This Time We Mean It | 1975 | 2
Randy Pie | Highway Driver | 1974 | 4
Sharks | Jab It in Yore Eye | 1974 | 4
Spooky Tooth | The Mirror | 1974 | 3
Boxer | Below the Belt | 1976 | [the author forgot to rank it]
Dead Boys | Young Loud and Snotty | 1977 | 3
Hydra | Rock the World | 1977 | 3
Outlaws | Hurry Sundown | 1977 | 4
Stretch | You Can't Beat Your Brain for Entertainment | 1976 | 3
Styx | The Grand Illusion | 1977 | 4
Axis | It's a Circus World | 1978 | 4
Blackjack | Hard Finish Long Playing | 1979 | 4
Johnny Thunders | So Alone | 1978 | 3
Peter Criss | Peter Criss | 1978 | 4
Peter French | Ducks in Flight | 1978 | 4
Ram Jam | Portrait of the Artist As a Young Ram | 1978 | 4
Sean Delaney | Highway | 1979 | 2
St. Paradise | St. Paradise | 1979 | 4
The Saints | Prehistoric Sounds | 1978 | 2
April Wine | The Nature of the Beast | 1981 | 3
Georgia Satellites | Georgia Satellites | 1986 | 2
Hughes Thrall | Hughes Thrall | 1982 | 4
Kortatu | Kortatu | 1985 | 3
Les $heriff | Pan ! | 1987 | 3
Parabellum | Gratuit : 2 morceaux en moins ! | 1986 | 3
Quartz | Stand Up and Fight | 1980 | 2
The Rods | The Rods | 1981 | 3
Blue Öyster Cult | Imaginos | 1988 | 3
Bullet Lavolta | The Gift | 1989 | 3
Coroner | No More Color | 1989 | 2
Jinx | Stand Up for Rock 'n' Roll Power | 1988 | 3
Kingdom Come | In Your Face | 1989 | 3
Pestilence | Consuming Impulse | 1989 | 2
Sea Hags | Sea Hags | 1989 | 4
Shark Island | Law of the Order | 1989 | [the author forgot to rank it]
Vio-lence | Eternal Nightmare | 1988 | 3
Webb Wilder | Hybrid Vigor | 1989 | 2
Zodiac Mindwarp and the Love Reaction | Tattooed Beat Messiah | 1988 | 2
Carcass | Heartwork | 1993 | 1
Fates Warning | Parallels | 1991 | 2
Héroes del Silencio | Senderos de traición | 1990 | 1
Loudmouth | Loudmouth | 1999 | 4
Mad Season | Above | 1995 | 2
Paradise Lost | One Second | 1997 | 3
Psychotic Waltz | A Social Grace | 1990 | 2
Red Hot Chili Peppers | One Hot Minute | 1995 | 3
Screaming Trees | Dust | 1996 | 2
Sleeze Beez | Screwed Blued & Tattooed | 1990 | 3
Soul Asylum | Grave Dancers Union | 1992 | 1
Temple of the Dog | Temple of the Dog | 1991 | 2
Tito & Tarantula | Tarantism | 1997 | 3
Boozed | Tight Pants | 2005 | 4
DragonForce | Inhuman Rampage | 2006 | 3
Freak Kitchen | Dead Soul Men | 2000 | 3
Gene Simmons | ***hole | 2004 | 5
Midnight | Sakada | 2005 | 5
Mustasch | Latest Version of the Truth | 2007 | 3
Pantera | Reinventing the Steel | 2000 | 1
Pearl Jam | Pearl Jam | 2006 | 2
She Loves Pablo | Mother of All | 2009 | 2
Soggy | Soggy | 2008 | 2
The Accüsed | Oh Martha! | 2005 | 3
The Bellrays | Have a Little Faith | 2006 | 3
The Mighty Mighty Bosstones | Pay Attention | 2000 | 3
Enforcer | Diamonds | 2010 | 4
Los Suaves | Adios adios | 2010 | 2
Myrath | Desert Call | 2010 | 2
Painside | Dark World Burden | 2010 | 4
Sahg | III | 2010 | 4
Stone Sour | Audio Secrecy | 2010 | 4
The Damned Things | Ironiclast | 2010 | 2
The Inspector Cluzo | The French Bastards | 2010 | 2
The Sword | Warp Riders | 2010 | 2
Valient Thorr | Stranger | 2010 | 3
Volbeat | Beyond Hell/Above Heaven | 2010 | 2
Witchery | Witchkrieg | 2010 | 3
Arch/Matheos | Sympathetic Resonance | 2011 | 3
Black Spiders | Sons of the North | 2011 | 2
Brutal Truth | End Time | 2011 | 3
D:A:D | DIC·NII·LAN·DAFT·ERD·ARK | 2011 | 1
Electric Mary | Electric Mary III | 2011 | 4
In Solitude | The World, the Flash, the Devil | 2011 | 4
Lonely Kamel | Dust Devil | 2011 | 3
Opeth | Heritage | 2011 | 3
Red Fang | Murder the Mountains | 2011 | 4
Shaka Ponk | The Geek and the Jerkin' Socks | 2011 | 3
The Answer | Revival | 2011 | 5
The Parlor Mob | Dogs | 2011 | 1
Foxy Chazam | The Church of Rock and Roll | 2012 | 2
Graveyard | Lights Out | 2012 | 2
High on Fire | De Vermis Mysteriis | 2012 | 3
Kadavar | Kadavar | 2012 | 4
Mark Lanegan Band | Blues Funeral | 2012 | 4
Rival Sons | Head Down | 2012 | 2
Slash | Apocalyptic Love | 2012 | 3
The Vintage Caravan | Voyage | 2012 | 3
Ugly Kid Joe | Stairway to Hell | 2012 | 2
Walking Papers | Walking Papers | 2012 | 2
Witchcraft | Legend | 2012 | 4
Year of the Goat | Angel's Necropolis | 2012 | 3
Alter Bridge | Fortress | 2013 | 3
Blood Ceremony | The Eldritch Dark | 2013 | 3
Bukowski | Hazardous Creatures | 2013 | 3
Goatess | Goatess | 2013 | 2
Heaven Shall Burn | Veto | 2013 | 3
Horisont | Time Warriors | 2013 | 4
Kvelertak | Meir | 2013 | 2
Leprous | Coal | 2013 | 3
Manilla Road | Mysterium | 2013 | 4
Satan | Life Sentence | 2013 | 2
The Winery Dogs | The Winery Dogs | 2013 | 2
Tom Keifer | The Way Life Goes | 2013 | 4
Zodiac | A Hiding Place | 2013 | 2
Behemoth | The Satanist | 2014 | 2
Bigelf | Into the Maelstrom | 2014 | 3
Birth of Joy | Prisoner | 2014 | 3
Blues Pills | Blues Pills | 2014 | 3
Fast Eddie Clark | Make My Day, Back to Blues | 2014 | 4
Insomnium | Shadows of the Dying Sun | 2014 | 2
John Garcia | John Garcia | 2014 | 2
Mars Red Sky | Stranded in Arcadia | 2014 | 2
Nashville Pussy | Up the Dosage | 2014 | 4
Pontiak | Innocence | 2014 | 4
Red Dragon Cartel | Red Dragon Cartel | 2014 | 4
Septicflesh | Titan | 2014 | 2
Vandenberg's Moonkings | Mookings | 2014 | 4
Zoe | Raise the Veil | 2014 | 2



I should complain because Ted Nugent again, but at least this list features a few more girls than usual (I can't believe it's one of the few in which Pat Benatar shows up...), even if only in small touches, and given its overall second-rate classics nature, I do find it interesting somewhat (remember I'm doing all this to push hair metal so I can annoy AMers :mrgreen: ). Well, mostly second-rate classics. In particular, what is Toxicity doing there? And in recent albums, there's stuff that hardly classifies as hard rock or metal. Modest Mouse? :-|

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Re: Camion blanc books volume 2

Post by StevieFan13 » Sun Mar 26, 2017 9:09 pm

I'll take interesting-but-flawed over perfect-but-boring any day. Toxicity's probably going to chop suey its way into the top 500 at this point, because I can't think of a single modern rock/metal list that doesn't have it (and a few non-rock/metal lists have it too).
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Re: Camion blanc books volume 2

Post by StevieFan13 » Sun Mar 26, 2017 9:10 pm

Spin Doctors aren't particularly metal either.
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Re: Camion blanc books volume 2

Post by Pierre » Mon Mar 27, 2017 7:15 am

StevieFan13 wrote:Spin Doctors aren't particularly metal either.
Yeah, I took Modest Mouse because they were the ones that stuck out the most to me, but they certainly aren't the only ones. Fleetwood Mac? Rory Gallagher and other blues acts? The glam rock acts? They certainly are very inclusive when making these lists.
StevieFan13 wrote:I'll take interesting-but-flawed over perfect-but-boring any day. Toxicity's probably going to chop suey its way into the top 500 at this point, because I can't think of a single modern rock/metal list that doesn't have it (and a few non-rock/metal lists have it too).
The band I can't even fathom the progress they'll make are Iron Maiden. When I started this insanity (remember I'm not that fan of metal in the first place, although recurrence has got me involved with a few of the albums I've helped when posting these lists), I told to myself that it might be nice to help second-rate classics from the big acts. But now, not only Iron Maiden's already-featured albums, especially The Number of the Beast, might make ridiculous performances, but they might even get four additional albums! :D (Fear of Mind, Somewhere in Time, and even Fear of the Dark and Brave New World!) Also, Scorpions' performance is ridiculous, seriously look at their score in the spreadsheet... Even acts with pretty monolithic discographies might have some shake-up (I mean acts which haven't moved much in terms of new album entries since I discovered AM.net), like, even AC/DC, Aerosmith, Guns N' Roses, Led Zeppelin and Metallica might get new entries, which is something I didn't expect. And Queen, of course... And to think, I know of more hard rock & heavy metal albums lists out there that I didn't find! Maybe the rise won't stop there :D

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Re: Camion blanc books volume 2

Post by Henrik » Mon Mar 27, 2017 7:59 am

Thanks Pierre! Do you think that I should use this as a list (anything on this list beats albums not mentioned) or as ratings (albums with a 5 then becomes the "worst")?

Iron Maiden deserve every praise they get.
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Re: Camion blanc books volume 2

Post by Pierre » Mon Mar 27, 2017 8:15 am

Henrik wrote:Thanks Pierre! Do you think that I should use this as a list (anything on this list beats albums not mentioned) or as ratings (albums with a 5 then becomes the "worst")?
Well it's a list of second-rate classics, so everything mentioned here isn't supposed to beat, say, The Number of the Beast, Appetite for Destruction or Master of Puppets... The book indeed makes it clear that the albums mentioned are supposed to be complementary to the usually-mentioned classics. Meanwhile, albums with a "5" still are supposed to be worth a shot, they aren't supposed to be frankly poor albums. But I guess the rating idea might be worth it as long as the albums benefit from it. A decision must be taken for the two albums (Boxer's Below the Belt and Shark Island's Law of the Order) that the author mentioned but forgot to rate though.
Henrik wrote: Iron Maiden deserve every praise they get.
I agree. And man, did they get some lately :D

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